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Title The Cambridge companion to gay and lesbian writing / edited by Hugh Stevens.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    809.892 CAM    Available
Description xx, 246 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-240) and index.
Contents Homosexuality and literature : an introduction / Hugh Stevens -- Homosexual writing on trial : from Fanny Hill to Gay news / Joseph Bristow -- Psychoanalysis, homosexuality and modernism / Andrew Webber -- Lesbian modernism : writing in and beyond the closet / Joanne Winning -- The erotics of transgression / Tim Dean -- Normality and queerness in gay fiction / Hugh Stevens -- The homoerotics of travel : people, ideas, genres / Ruth Vanita -- The queerness of race and same-sex desire / Kathryn Bond Stockton -- The literature of AIDS / Richard Canning -- Transgender fiction and politics / Heather Love -- Encountering the past in recent lesbian and gay fiction / Jodie Medd -- Queer cross-gender collaboration / Jane Garrity and Tirza True Latimer -- Naming the unnamable : lesbian and gay love poetry / Richard R. Bozorth -- The queer writer in New York / David Bergman.
Summary "Literature has always been concerned with questions of kinship, love, marriage, desire, family relationships. The central and privileged stories have tended to assume that desire will be desire between girl and boy. Obstacles are thrown in the way of desire. In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (1597), the heroine and hero cannot marry because their families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are feuding. The obstacles which stand in the way of same-sex romantic entanglements have been much more encompassing. Before the twentieth century, they have, for the most part, been represented as an impossibility rather than a desirable outcome thwarted by circumstance"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Gays' writings -- History and criticism.
Literature -- History and criticism.
Homosexuality and literature.
Homosexuality in literature.
Gays -- Intellectual life.
Gays in literature.
Same-sex marriage in literature.
Added Author Stevens, Hugh.
ISBN 9780521888448
9780521716574 (pbk.)
0521716578 (pbk.)

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